Alien Abduction was the episode of Doctor Who Confidential broadcast in conjunction with The Pandorica Opens.

Aspects of production covered[edit | edit source]

  • Filming all of the monster performers for the large-scale Underhenge scene where the Alliance arrive.
  • Stunt performers doing the horse riding sequences.
  • How the lighting team had to plan their lighting around the plot point of being only torch-lit (due to the Roman period).
  • Tight and tense timing on filming the single daylight Stonehenge scene before it opened up to the public again.
  • Design of the Underhenge, and how parts of the set were adapted from one of the Silurian sets.
  • Getting Karen Gillan used to the flaming torches, for facing off against the Cybermen.

Additional topics covered[edit | edit source]

  • The Pandorica speech and how it defines the Eleventh Doctor.
  • The return of Rory, and how he's changed slightly as a person in the time since his apparent demise.

People interviewed[edit | edit source]

Music list[edit | edit source]

  • "Invaders Must Die" by The Prodigy
  • "Galloping Home (from 'The Adventures of Black Beauty')" by Denis King
  • "I See You Baby" by Groove Armada
  • "Early Morning Song" by Bridget St John
  • "Underdog" by Kasabian
  • "Teardrop" by Sandstorm
  • "The Map Room/Dawn (from 'Raiders of the Lost Ark')" by John Williams & The London Symphony Orchestra
  • "I Am The Robot (My Robot Friend Remix)" by My Robot Friend
  • "Exogenesis: Symphony Part 3 (Redemption)" by Muse
  • "Why Does It Always Rain On Me?" by Travis

Crew[edit | edit source]

Elements retained in Cut Down[edit | edit source]

to be added

Home video releases[edit | edit source]

The "Cut Down" version of the episode is available on the Doctor Who: The Complete Fifth Series DVD & Blu-ray box sets.

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